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ACM HealthWear 2020 - The 1th International Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications for Smart Healthcare

Corfu Island, June 30—July 3 2020

Paper submission due: March 20, 2020


Healthcare is an ever-growing industry all over the world at a steady pace. Both social and commercial implications of healthcare are manifold. Traditional healthcare services have two major drawbacks. First, they are not available all the time and everywhere. Ailing individuals have to visit caregivers or vice versa to get healthcare services. This puts a constraint on the patients, especially elderly or disabled individuals, and requires sudden medical attention to thwart possible long-term impediment. Second, prevailing healthcare infrastructures and personnel are insufficient to accommodate the needs of the increasing population.
The off-the-shelf availability of wearable devices and the commercial proliferation of wearable gadgets are shaping new directions for smart healthcare, which is increasingly adopting wearable devices for primary and auxiliary sensing. Smart healthcare applications proactively contact the caregiver provided any abnormality arises in the health condition of a monitored patient. It has been a boon to the patients suffering from different diseases and requiring continuous monitoring and care, such as, disabled individuals, assisted living, children of different ages, and adults who are susceptible to near-fatal falls or sudden increases in heart rates, stress level, etc. Since there are heterogeneous devices and communication technologies introduced by different companies, major issues that need to be addressed are: (1) a unified platform to facilitate coordination among heterogeneous wearables; (2) plug-and-play type inclusion of newer health sensors and sensing methods to healthcare systems; (3) securing personal health records and data communications over multiple devices; and finally (4) collecting, managing, storing and making decisions related to multiple critical healthcare events from various real-time health data traces.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
•	Non-invasive continuous sensing for patients monitoring
•	Emerging wearable applications in future smart healthcare
•	Wearable health and fitness activity tracking
•	Battery-less sensing and systems for wearables
•	Wireless security for medical wearables
•	Wearable biometrics for authentication
•	Privacy-aware data acquisition
•	System design, implementation, and evaluation of medical wearables
•	Wearable infrastructure and toolkits for healthcare
•	Wearable healthcare sensing and mobile device


Submitted papers must be unpublished and should not be under consideration elsewhere at the same time. Papers are expected to be 3-10 pages in two-column style. Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system. All submitted papers will be subject to two or more independent reviews and will be published in the ACM Conference Proceedings.


Paper submission due:  March 20, 2020

Acceptance notifications:  April 30, 2020

Workshop dates:  June 30-July 3, 2020


The conference will be held in Corfu Holiday Palace, Corfu Island, Greece.


Ming Li, The University of Texas at Arlington
Khosrow Behbehani, The University of Texas at Arlington

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